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Aged and Disability

Overview of Aged & Disability Program

The Aged and Disability Program works in partnership to enhance opportunities for people with disabilities, children with developmental concerns, people who are ageing and their families and carers, to contribute to and participate in the community.

Our partners include local communities, non-government service providers, advocates, Australian Government Departments, NT Government Departments and local government.

The services we fund and provide are: assessment and therapy, case management, respite, supported accommodation and care, community access, information and training, licensing and standards, equipment and subsidies, monitoring and evaluation and guardianship.

We also develop, research and implement policy while contributing to the national policy agenda as it relates to Territorians with disabilities and people who are ageing.

The program allocates grants to non-government services and ranging from funding services provided by large community organisations to small teams based in remote areas. Departmental services are provided Territory-wide, from offices located in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Darwin but with services that outreach to all parts of the Territory.